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FAQs: Transcripts, Wait Lists


How can I order a copy of my transcript?

Complete a “Transcript Request” form available at our office, or on our website here. Return it to the Office of Records & Registration and we will order your transcript. Please allow 2-3 business days to process your request. If you do not have access to this form, you may fax (212) 995-4424 or mail a transcript request to our office – please include the following information: your name, student ID number, date of birth, the degree you earned at Stern, your years of attendance, the number of copies of the transcript you would like, the address we should send the transcripts to, and your signature.

How many transcripts can I request?

You may order up to 10 transcripts at one time.

How much does it cost to order a transcript?

There is no charge for transcripts.

Can I have a transcript faxed or e-mailed to me?

No. Since transcripts contain sensitive personal information, we do not send them by electronic means. We will mail transcripts to you, or hold them for pick-up at our office.

If I request an unofficial transcript, will it be ready faster than an official transcript?

Both official and unofficial transcripts will take 2-4 business days to process.

I need my transcripts sent to another institution and there is a form that needs to be sent along with the transcripts, will you be able to process the request?

When you submit the transcript request, please indicate any special instructions on the form and we will send the necessary documents along with the transcript to the appropriate institution.

Wait Lists

Is the wait list administered on a first-come first-served basis?

Wait lists are not evaluated on a first-come, first-served basis. A variety of criteria are evaluated when deciding your wait list position, including: your expected graduation date; number of credits you have earned so far; whether or not you had selected the course in the lottery; your special comments, etc.

How will I know if I get into the course?

If a seat becomes available to you in a course for which you have waitlisted, our office will send you an e-mail. Respond to the e-mail with the information requested, by the deadline indicated, and our staff will register you for the course. Depending on when a course seat opens, you can be contacted anytime up until the last add date for the course. If a seat does not open for you in a course, you will not be e-mailed.

How does a seat in a course “open up?”

A seat in a course opens when a registered student drops the course.

Am I guaranteed a spot in a course if I sign up on the wait-list?

No. We do our best to get as many wait-listed students into a course as possible, but signing up for the wait-list does not guarantee that a seat will open for you.

I removed myself from the waitlist, however, I wish to put my name back on, but the system does not allow me to. What should I do?

Please e-mail the Office of Records & Registration at and we will be more than glad to add your name back to the waitlist.